Language and Rhetorical Studies, or LangRhet, is part of the Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshops Program at the University of Michigan. LangRhet is an interdisciplinary organization of faculty and graduate students from across disciplines in the humanities and social sciences who are interested in discussing issues relating to language diversity, writing pedagogy, and rhetorical theories and practices.
The workshop was originally developed in response to a perceived need to form lines of communication between different subdisciplines within the humanities. Since then, due to widespread interest in language history and use, participants in LangRhet have drawn on their interests and expertise to help shape and create events centered around topics such as language-based discrimination and linguistic justice, culturally sustaining pedagogical methods in writing classrooms, histories of rhetorical and literacy practices, as well as digital writing and composition in online environments.
Past events have discussed relevant topics through activities such as book and reading groups, sharing and workshopping of participants’ research, panels and lectures from visiting and local scholars, professional development events, as well as participation in national conferences. LangRhet regularly puts on these kinds of events during the Fall and Winter terms.
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